Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions for appointment of an Independent Director

1. Appointment
1.1 Subject to the provisions Section 149 and 152 and other applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 (‘Act’) read with the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules,2014 (‘Rules’) person will be appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director on the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from 4th August, 2017.
1.2 Appointment will be for a period of 5 (five) years
1.3 The Company has adopted the provisions with respect to appointment and tenure of Independent Directors which is consistent with the Companies Act, 2013. Accordingly, the Independent Directors will serve for not more than two terms of five years each on the Board of the Company. The Company is at liberty to disengage Non-Executive Independent Director earlier subject to compliance of relevant provisions of Companies Act, 2013.
2. Committees
The Board of Directors (the Board) may, if it deems fit, invite you for being appointed on one or more existing Board Committees or any such Committee that is set up in the future. Appointment on such Committee(s) will be subject to the applicable regulations.
3. Time Commitment
3.1 Non-Executive Director is expected to bring objectivity and independence of view to the Board’s discussions and to help provide the Board with effective leadership in relation to the Company’s strategy, performance, and risk management as well as ensuring high standards of financial probity and corporate governance. The Board meets at least four times in a year. The Audit Committee also meets at least four times in a year. Besides, there are other Committee meetings like Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee meetings, director is expected to attend Board, Board Committees to which he may be appointed as member and Shareholders meetings and to devote such time to his duties, as appropriate for him to discharge his duties effectively.
4. Role and Duties
Role and duties will be those normally required of a Non-Executive Independent Director under the Companies Act, 2013 and the listing agreement. There are certain duties prescribed by the ‘Act’ for all Directors, both Executive and Non-Executive, which are fiduciary in nature and are as under:
I. He shall act in accordance with the Company’s Articles of Association.
II. You shall act in good faith in order to promote the objects of the Company for the benefit of its members as a whole, and in the best interest of the Company.
III. You shall discharge your duties with due and reasonable care, skill and diligence.
IV. You shall not involve yourself in a situation in which you may have a direct or indirect interest that conflicts, or possibly may conflict, with the interest of the Company. Please refer to clause 7 for full explanation on conflict of interest.
V. You shall not achieve or attempt to achieve any undue gain or advantage either to yourself or to your relatives, partners or associates.
VI. You shall not assign your office as Director and any assignments so made shall be void.
In addition to the above requirements applicable to all Directors, the role of the Non-Executive Director has the following key elements:
Performance: Non-Executive Directors should scrutinize the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives;
Risk: Non-Executive Directors should satisfy themselves on the integrity of financial information and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible;
Reporting: Non-Executive Directors take responsibility for the processes for accurately reporting on performance and the financial position of the company and
Compliance: Non-Executive Directors should keep governance and compliance with the applicable legislation and regulations under review and the conformity of practices to accepted norms.
5. Status of Appointment
You will not be an employee of the Company and this letter shall not constitute a contract of employment. You will be paid such remuneration by way of sitting fees for meetings of the Board and its Committees as may be decided by the Board.

6. Reimbursement of Expenses
In addition to the remuneration described in paragraph 5 the Company will, for the period of your appointment, reimburse you for travel, hotel and other incidental expenses incurred by you in the performance of your role and duties.
7. Conflict of Interest
7.1 It is accepted and acknowledged that you may have business interests other than those of the Company. As a condition to your appointment commencing, you are required to declare any such directorships, appointments and interests to the Board in writing in the prescribed form at the time of your appointment.
       7.2 In the event that your circumstances seem likely to change and might give rise to a conflict of interest or, when applicable, circumstances that might lead the Board to revise its judgment that you are independent, this should be disclosed to the board.
8. Confidentiality
All information acquired during your appointment is confidential and should not be released, either during your appointment or following termination (by whatever means) to third parties without prior clearance from the Chairman unless required by law or by the rules of any regulatory body.
9. Evaluation
The Company will carry out an evaluation of the performance of the Board as a whole, Board Committees and Directors on an annual basis. Your appointment and re appointment on the Board shall subject to the outcome of the yearly evaluation process.
10. Disclosure of Interest
The Company must include in its Annual Accounts a note of any material interest that a Director may have in any transaction or arrangement that the Company has entered into. Such interest should be disclosed not later than when the transaction or arrangement comes up at a Board meeting so that the minutes may record your interest appropriately and our records are updated. A general notice that you are interested in any contracts with a particular person, firm or company is acceptable.
11. Code of conduct
During the tenure of your appointment, you are required to comply with the code of conduct adopted by the Board of Directors and to comply with Schedule IV of the Companies Act, 2013.
12. Termination
a) You may resign from your position at any time and should you wish to do so, you are requested to serve a reasonable written notice on the Board.
b) Continuation of your appointment is in accordance with provisions of Companies Act, 2013, Rules made there under and the Articles of Association of the Company, from time to time in force.
c) Your appointment may also be terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association of the Company and the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made there under as amended.

Role and functions:
The independent directors shall:
(1) help in bringing an independent judgment to bear on the Board’s deliberations
especially on issues of strategy, performance, risk management, resources, key
appointments and standards of conduct;
(2) bring an objective view in the evaluation of the performance of board and
(3) scrutinise the performance of management in meeting agreed goals and objectives
       and monitor the reporting of performance;
(4) satisfy themselves on the integrity of financial information and that financial
      controls and the systems of risk management are robust and defensible;
(5) safeguard the interests of all stakeholders, particularly the minority shareholders;
(6) balance the conflicting interest of the stakeholders;
(7) determine appropriate levels of remuneration of executive directors, key
managerial personnel and senior management and have a prime role in appointing
and where necessary recommend removal of executive directors, key managerial
personnel and senior management;
(8) moderate and arbitrate in the interest of the company as a whole, in situations of
      conflict between management and shareholder’s interest.
The Independent Directors shall –
1) undertake appropriate induction and regularly update and refresh their skills, knowledge and            familiarity with the Company;
2) seek appropriate clarification or amplification of information and where necessary, take and follow appropriate professional advice and opinion of outside experts at the expense of the Company;
3) strive to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and of the Board committees of which he is a member;
4) participate constructively and actively in the committees of the Board in which they are  chairpersons or members;
5) strive to attend the general meetings of the Company;
6) where they have concerns about the running of the Company or a proposed action, ensure that these are addressed by the Board and, to the extent that they are not resolved, insist that their concerns are recorded in the minutes of the Board meeting;
7) keep themselves well informed about the Company and the external environment in which it operates;
 8) not to unfairly obstruct the functioning of an otherwise proper Board or committee of the Board;
 9) pay sufficient attention and ensure that adequate deliberations are held before approving related party transactions and assure themselves that the same are in the interest of the Company;
10) ascertain and ensure that the Company has an adequate and functional vigil mechanism and to ensure that the interests of a person who uses such mechanism are not prejudicially affected on account of such use;
11) report concerns about unethical behavior, actual or suspected fraud or violation of the Company’s code of conduct or ethics policy;
12) acting within his authority, assist in protecting the legitimate interests of the Company, shareholders and its employees;
13) not disclose confidential information, including commercial secrets, technologies, advertising and sales promotion plans, unpublished price sensitive information, unless such disclosure is expressly approved by the Board or required by law.